Govt to give due consideration for intake of foreign workers in second-hand goods sub-sector, says minister

PETALING JAYA: The intake for foreign workers under the second hand goods sub-sector will be given due considerarion although there is a freeze on intake, says V. Sivakumar.

The Human Resources Minister said the application process for the sector began on Jan 25, after taking into consideration the needs of the sub-sector.

"The government had, on March 18, made a decision to temporarily freeze the approval quota for the application of foreign workers for all industries.

"This move was to ensure the approval for 1.1 million foreign workers can be optimised to further accelerate the economic growth of the country without disrupting job opportunities for local workers," Sivakumar said in a statement on Monday (July 3).

However, he said the Human Resources Ministry is aware of the issue and will give due consideration on the intake of the foreign workers for the second hand goods sub-sector.

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Next In Nation

MCA has made significant contributions to the Chinese community, says Dr Wee
Couple and two kids encounter close call with death after van catches fire
Hunt for armed men after failed goldsmith shop heist in Machang
Man arrested for allegedly trafficking drug-laced juice in Kuantan
QuickCheck: Has a job scam syndicate conned an individual of thousands of ringgit?
King expresses hope for increased investment from Chinese companies in Malaysia
Man makes illegal U-turn, leads cops on 2km chase
Dr Wee brings Raya cheer to stroke victim
Man trampled by elephant near East-West Highway monument
Ops Selamat: 16 deaths, 1,288 accidents recorded on fourth day

Others Also Read